Having problems with your 1998 BMW 7 Series ?
Indictor light on dash is on my car doesnt take off in first gear 1998 740il bmw
Sounds like your car is in limp mode, which means its stuck in 2nd gear, basically you can get to where your going and that's bout it..problem is that there is bout 50 different reasons as to why this could happen, most common reason is a faulty speed sensor, does your speedometer work?, I believe there are 2 speed sensors on that car, if your speedo is working it may be the input speed sensor, the output speed sensor also runs the speedometer.. To be safe you need to have the codes scanned in the trans, if you have speed sensor codes you got lucky cause that's cheap compared to what it could be...
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